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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Director:

Jeremy Alter

Writer:

Anton Pardoe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pardoe Anton Pardoe ... The Narrator
Anthony Dilio ... Walter (as Anthony Dee)
David Beck David Beck ... Walter's Goon
Ken Clark Ken Clark ... Walter's Goon
Ryan Fitzgerald Ryan Fitzgerald ... Walter's Goon
James Hart James Hart ... Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Porphyria
Denyse Tontz ... Young Porphyria
Scout Alter Scout Alter ... Young Narrator
Frank Bruynbroek ... Young Nikolai
Scarlett Chorvat ... Tatiana
Daniel Goddard ... Sergei
Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe Stefan Pardoe ... Ganya
Said Bakouch Said Bakouch ... The Maharajah
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Прекрасный сон See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Unified Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »

Quotes

The Narrator: For the first time in my life I feel like I've been part of a job well done. The operative word being *done*.
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Connections

Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Way to Tipperary
Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
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Worst. Film Noire. Ever.
5 January 2010 | by wolter-hunterSee all my reviews

Film Noire is a genre that requires a certain level of tact, cleverness, intellect, and imagery. This movie has none of that, though they really tried hard with the imagery.

It's the kind of movie that your cousin Marky the dump truck driver, who's always talking about how he's going to make it big in the movies someday, would make.

The dialogue is wooden and lifeless. The visuals, while obviously expensive to make, are the work of a director who has tried to be clever and failed miserably due to a severe lack in cerebral ability. The acting ranged from sub-par to just plain bad. The story might have been salvaged by a real writer and director, but I suspect that such people would not have touched it with a barge pole.

About 1/4 of the way through, I noticed striking similarities with the scene in Sim0ne where Viktor, desperate to be rid of his actress, makes the world's worst movie. I figured I'd check IMDb to see if a similar effect has occurred in this movie, and to my surprise it has. I'd almost be tempted to give a 2 out of 10 just because it's exposed the pretentious groupies, but I won't. It's that bad.


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